September 9 – In Conversation with Naomi Klein
On Saturday, September 9, we welcome one of Canada’s most influential thinkers and leading activists, Naomi Klein. Klein will discuss her latest book No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need in conversation with award-winning Toronto Star journalist Tanya Talaga. An audience Q&A and book signing will follow.
When: Saturday, September 9 at 1 pm
Where: War Memorial Hall, University of Guelph (on the SE corner of Gordon St and College Ave)
Tickets: $10 • Students $5
Tickets can be purchased online at emwftix.ca or at The Bookshelf, 41 Quebec St, Guelph.
Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. His reckless agenda will generate waves of disasters and shocks to the economy, national security, and the environment.
In No Is Not Enough, Klein embraces a lively conversation with the reader to expose the forces behind Trump’s success and explain why he is not an aberration but the product of our time–Reality TV branding, celebrity obsession and CEO-worship, Vegas and Guantanamo, fake news and vulture bankers all rolled into one. And she shares a bold vision, a clear-eyed perspective on how to break the spell of his shock tactics, counter the rising chaos and divisiveness at home and abroad, and win the world we need.
An Eden Mills Writers’ Festival event presented in conjunction with the University of Guelph College of Arts and The Bookshelf. Supported by The Angel Gabriel Foundation.
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, documentary filmmaker and author of the international bestsellers No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. She is Senior Correspondent for The Intercept and a Puffin Fellow of the Nation Institute. Her writing appears widely in such publications as The New York Times, Le Monde, The Guardian and The Nation, where she is a contributing editor. Naomi is a member of the board of directors for climate-action group 350.org and one of the organizers behind Canada’s Leap Manifesto. In November 2016 she was awarded Australia’s prestigious Sydney Peace Prize for, according to the prize jury, “inspiring us to stand up locally, nationally and internationally to demand a new agenda for sharing the planet that respects human rights and equality.” Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages.
To learn more about Naomi Klein’s work, visit noisnotenough.org.
No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
Donald Trump’s ascent to the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. His reckless agenda—including a corporate takeover of government, aggressive scapegoating and warmongering, and sweeping aside climate science to set off a fossil fuel frenzy—will generate waves of disasters and shocks to the economy, national security, and the environment.
Acclaimed journalist, activist, and bestselling author Naomi Klein has spent two decades studying political shocks, climate change, and “brand bullies.” From this unique perspective, she argues that Trump is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst, most dangerous trends of the past half-century—the very conditions that have unleashed a rising tide of white nationalism the world over. It is not enough, she tells us, to merely resist, to say “no.” Our historical moment demands more: a credible and inspiring “yes,” a roadmap to reclaiming the populist ground from those who would divide us—one that sets a bold course for winning the fair and caring world we want and need.
This timely, urgent book from one of our most influential thinkers offers a bracing positive shock of its own, helping us understand just how we got here, and how we can, collectively, come together and heal.
Tanya Talaga has been a journalist at the Toronto Star for 20 years, covering everything from city news to Indigenous affairs. She has been nominated five times for the Governor General’s Michener Award in public service journalism. In 2015, she was part of a team that won a National Newspaper Award for a year-long project on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls. Talaga was also on a team that won a 2013 National Newspaper Award for a series on the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. This June, she won the 2017 Atkinson Fellowship. Talaga will be reading in Eden Mills on September 10 from her work of non-fiction, Seven Fallen Feathers, that delves into the history of a small northern city that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.